GTS credit grinding not ecological..

Discussion in 'Gran Turismo Sport' started by Haitauer, Aug 31, 2019.

  1. 8l23ub

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    Blimey!!!
    A couple of live ones here :lol::lol:
    Grind away guys, I will continue to enjoy GTSport without the grind.:tup:
     
  2. Haitauer

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    Im happy for you. :cheers::lol::lol:

    I think Gran Turismo Sport = Sport Mode. That is the main feature they develop. Offline races are there just to keep happy the people who cant handle the challenge of human opponents
    ;)
     
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  3. breeminator

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    I thought I'd ask first, as the plug socket where mine is plugged in is a bit hard to access, but I've just scrabbled about on the floor to get at it, and measured it. It's more like 75W, though the figure jumps about a bit above and below that. That's for the currently sold base PS4 slim.
     
  4. TJC_69

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    That's a nice attempt at an insult, but i'm not biting to it :lol:

    I could tell you that my top 5 rate is higher than yours, (it is), and that I don't go around making moaning threads about how 'only muh sport mode should pay me millions'....

    But i'll let this ridiculous thread run it's course. You can't help the lazy. So i'm not here to convert :lol:

    Have a nice day though. And i'll like your post to show gentlemanly racer conduct :p
     
  5. 8l23ub

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    A side note;
    The sentence "Then i'd suggest Gran Turismo is not the game for you my friend." doesn't contain the words 'and' or 'drive' .:cheers:
     
  6. Haitauer

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    I think there must be quite a lot sway there depending on the strain you put to the system.
     
  7. breeminator

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    That was measured during a 10 minute endurance race, everything exactly as you'd have it for an 8 hour 2.2m credits race. It was consistent at that level throughout, jumping up and down between the 60s, 70s and 80s, but averaging around 75-80W.

    Another point worth making is that if I instead drove the campaign races to make the same money, I haven't measured their power consumption but my TV is old and rated at 270W, and my wheel would use some power as well. So an hour with those two things on may well consume the same power as several hours of only having the PS4 on for unattended credit earning.
     
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  8. Haitauer

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    Well that saves half of the planet, but that is still a lot of unnessessary KWh..:lol:
     
  9. Knukel

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    Not really into watching South Park, but the car earning system in recent GT's remind of the episode where they leveled up their WoW characters by grinding early lvl wild boars... buckets under their gaming chairs.
    That's my vision of people who grind for 20mil. cars...
    But I wonder wheter it's any worse, than running your PS4 alone during night times for total of 80h, just to get one unicorn car!? That's a full playthrough of The Wither 3.
    Maybe such wasting mentality is normal in a big city, where a large Coca Cola sign across the street is lighting your entire apartment red...
     
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  10. GhostCaliber

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    Grinding for credits isn't even a problem though tbh.

    I haven't dropped below 30mil in a long time, purely because we get gifted cars pretty often anyway & at this point there's not many cars I actually need to buy.

    But really, because grinding credits isn't even really a grind... just doing races in the single player mode pays boat loads.

    The real problem is the XP grind, that's absolutely the most disgusting, horrific grind I can ever remember in any game, and as far as im aware blue moon bay with the xbow is still the best way of grinding XP.

    level 40 is something like 350K total XP... level 50 is 2.3 million xp I think.

    Absolutely absurd, the amount of time we put into sport mode, its unbelievable that sport mode isn't the best way to earn XP.
     
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  11. twitcher

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    Ahh yes, the credit grinding community at it again, bragging about all the “hard work” they’ve put into the game to “earn” their trophy cars. It makes me laugh every single time. My absolute favourite is the audacity of someone who puts in hundreds of hours grinding against dumb-as-a-lamp-post AI, calling someone with a real job, real money, and a credit card “lazy”. The mental gymnastics these people are pulling in order to justify saying these things is absolutely stupendous....but I’ve learned there’s no point in arguing with them. They’re so far off the deep end, there’s no saving them.

    These people are not good at sport mode, and they do not support PD with their credit card, yet they feel they have the right to tell other people how they should and should not enjoy the game, simply because “that’s how GT works”, or some similarly nonsensical justification.

    At this point, the only solution to this argument is to let it go, and let PD make their decisions for the next GT, and let’s see how it effects sales now that GT has competition and the genre is becoming saturated. Time will tell.
     
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  12. wowbaggerBR

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    You are not wrong. But if we are going down this route, what's the point of having a gaming console? A TV? Or, god forbid, a racing wheel?
     
  13. kilesa4568

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    It took me 3 months of lobby races to earn enough for the Shelby Daytona and England had a very hot summer. Coincidence?:odd:
     
  14. ShiftingGears

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    Any excuse to remove the grind will do
     
  15. TJC_69

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    This thread must've lowered my IQ points for the day.

    What??

    Are you trying to correct some grammar that you feel is incorrect?

    Are you an English teacher who never goes off the clock?

    Or, is my sentence actually punctually correct, but you don't speak English?

    As I said:
    So please educate me on what on Earth you're talking about with the above.

    The whole class now wants to know!
     
  16. Greycap

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    Probably my unforgivable mistake to replying to the bolded part. Not worth spending any more time on because no opinions are going to chance, only a few persons' blood pressures are.
     
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  17. TJC_69

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    As this post is aimed at me, you could at least tag me in it. If you'd like to tag me, and have me refute all your points one by one, then you know what to do :cheers:
     
  18. twitcher

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    Wasn’t aimed at you in particular. You’re not the only one on this website to repeat the same drivel about how grinding is a core mechanic of the GT experience. I’ve been down this road with folks like you before, don’t care to do it again.
     
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  19. talhaONE

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    Also you will waste 1 hour of your life everyday by doing a boring thing.
     
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  20. TJC_69

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    So in previous GTs then, just how did you manage to buy cars?

    If not having to grind the most profitable races for them?

    As you say, playing the game to earn cars is 'drivel'. Teach me the ways of enlightenment so that I can have all the cars, (as I asume you do), from not actually playing it?
     
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  21. nowcontrol

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    Y'all grind your behinds off 9-5 daily to buy them nice IRL cars right???

    What's different?? :dopey: :lol:
     
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    Well if you find Grinding for credits Boring in GT games perhaps the game it is not for you to play, and that goes for everyone else who complains about Grinding. There are other racing games to play that don't have a credit system, so go and play them.
     
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  23. ARTAsean

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    No, India and China are destroying the planet.

    If you’re posting here from a westernized country there’s nothing you could do in your life that could match the pollutant footprint from a counterpart in either one of these developing countries.

    It’s all lies that liberal legislators are telling you so that they can further tax the parcels you live on, your transportation, and even the air you breathe.

    “Eat burgers made out of crickets and set your A/C to 86° at night”
    “Oh and lick my boot while you’re at it”

    Current state of. Such is life.
     
  24. breeminator

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    How about the game offers everyone an option when they first run it up, they can choose whether they want a grinding game, or a game where they just have all the cars available from the start. You can have your grinding game that you so love, and those who don't like that can just get on with enjoying driving the cars. How can it be bad to make the game more enjoyable for more people?
     
  25. GTV0819

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    :eek:
     
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  26. fordlaser

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    Gran Turismo will not offer everyone an option, because this is Gran Turismo and if you don't like a Credit System, well go and play a racing game that does not require Grinding.
     
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    Im not saying grinding credits is boring in GT games. Im saying grinding credits is boring in GT sport.

    Im not going to continue this arguement because you are an ignorant thinks wasting whole life on screen by doing the exact race over and over again is fine and anyone who doesnt like should quit the game. Yeah whatever you say pal.
     
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  28. Haitauer

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    That is true - in a way. Im actually from Finland so I know all about big investments with very little effect globally. Just the yearly growth in co2 in India is multiple time bigger than the whole co2 pollution of Finland - and still we use billions to meet the co2 cuts in EU agreements. :lol:

    But like I said before - a lot of the industry in China, India and elsewhere far east are producing the goods for western consumption. Thus we have "blood in our hands" from Chinese pollution. :scared:;)

    Our best way of helping the case is to get China and India to use the clean tech, filtration equipment etc. , Finland for one is pioneering. Sadly the developing countries are not interested in "wasting" money to this tech at this point. :indiff:
     
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  29. fordlaser

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    You don't have to do the same race over and over, so please just enjoy the game.
     
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  30. eran0004

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    No.

    The energy required for one 8h autodrive grind is equivalent to driving 0.4 km at 30m/s in a petrol car (with a drag area of 0.5 square meters, a rolling resistance coefficient of 0.01N/kg and an efficiency of 30%). If the energy comes from renewable sources it has a small environmental impact, compared to the car.

    The energy required to grind one 20 million Cr car is equivalent to around 4 km of driving.

    But hardly measurable when you compare it to everything else these thousands of people do in their daily lives.

    They should do it to make the game more enjoyable, because from an environmental perspective it doesn’t make much sense.
     
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